Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd has claimed Derek McInnes “needs to get out” of Pittodrie as he believes the Aberdeen manager has taken his side as “far as he can” in his four years with the club.
McInnes has been strongly linked with a move to Ibrox as Pedro Caixinha’s replacement with reports in the Daily Record claiming the Gers will approach Aberdeen this week.
The Dons manager has led his side to three consecutive second-place finishes in the Scottish Premiership and lifted the Scottish League Cup in 2014.
Boyd believes McInnes has reached the ceiling of what he can achieve in the Granite City and thinks it’s probably best for McInnes now to move on – whether to Ibrox or elsewhere.
“Derek (McInnes) has probably taken Aberdeen as far as he can possibly go,” Kilmarnock striker Kris Boyd said, as quoted on the BBC Sport website.
“There’s no doubt he needs to get out of Aberdeen one way or another.”
The Gers have been looking for a new manager since Caixinha’s sacking on October 26th.
Under-20’s head coach Graeme Murty has been in short-term charge and took the Gers to back-to-back wins over Aberdeen in the last week.
The two wins over Derek McInnes’ side mean the Light Blues have overtaken Aberdeen in second in the league table with McInnes’ side losing all three of their previous games.
McInnes is the bookies’ favourite to be the next permanent Rangers manager and could be in the hotseat when the Gers face Ross County at Ibrox on Saturday afternoon.
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